Takedown Policy

Digital collections hosted on the Rockefeller Archive Center’s web properties are intended to provide accurate and complete representations of historical materials in our custody in order to advance the educational and research purposes of our users.

Due to the nature of archival collections, we are not always able to identify third party rights of privacy, publicity, copyright, or trademark contained within collections. We are eager to hear from any potential rights owners, so that we may obtain and document accurate rights-related information. Upon email request to archive@rockarch.org, we will temporarily remove material from public view while we address a rights issue. All such requests will be reviewed by relevant Rockefeller Archive Center stakeholders, who may ask for additional information to gain a better understanding of the issue and its consequences.

Given our commitment to preserving the authenticity and integrity of the archival record, it is unlikely that we will correct errors or inaccuracies present in original items; redact digital content or indices; or otherwise remove access to materials except in cases where there are legal concerns (for example, the presence of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protected information), significant risks to privacy (for example, exposed Social Security numbers), or documented evidence of a clear and imminent threat to personal safety and well-being.